Sr. Threat Researcher (IPS)


Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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The Software Vulnerability Researcher/Threat Researcher is responsible for the up-to-date Intrusion/Prevention system signature development, network security research and software vulnerabilities evaluation and research as well as to provide oversight and successful execution of information security processes and projects.

· Design, develop and test proprietary software using a range of applicable technologies, including programming languages, compilers, assemblers, debuggers, and reverse engineering for products used in local, networked or Internet-related computer programs.
· Develop Intrusion Prevention signatures based on threat analysis using signature description language. Familiar with CVE vulnerability scoring system.
· Troubleshoot and test (including automation) IPS and Gateway AV engines on firmware. Research new ways to improve Deep Packet Inspection engine.
· Set up IPS and Malware analysis environment for specific threats affecting Windows, Mac OSX, and Mobile OS platforms in a lab environment.
· Reverse engineering and analyze 0-day vulnerabilities and malware threats, discover new vulnerabilities.
· Develop tools to automate IPS and malware analysis tasks, simulation software and administer lab environment to replicate attacks.
· Build new technology to detect and prevent zero-day attacks

A qualified researcher needs to understand most of the network protocols, software security issues and their mechanisms. Broad knowledge in operating systems, network applications, development languages and databases are required. The candidate should have bachelor degree of computer of science and 5+ years of work experience or equivalent background. The following skill set is listed as a reference:
· Network infrastructure, protocols and tools such as TCP/IP, SMTP, HTTP, Wireshark, TCPDump etc.
· Linux/Unix knowledge, such as Ubuntu, Fedora.
· Programming languages such as C/C++, Perl, Python, PHP, ASP, Bash etc.
· Familiar with popular cyber security IDS systems such as Bro/Zeek, Snort or Suricata.
· Database skills such as MSSQL, Postgres and big data database.
· Network Vulnerabilities such as Buffer Overflow, SQL Injection.
· Reverse engineering skills and tools, such as OllyDBG, IDAPro.

SonicWall provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


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